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New Era Newspaper Monday July 17, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Monday July 17,

Vol. 22 No. 237 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, July 17 2017 President says planned UN office not a priority Albertina Nakale Windhoek It appears United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary- General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun failed in his last-ditch attempt to convince President Hage Geingob to support his proposal to set up a UN political office in the SADC region. Zerihoun, who retires in September, visited Geingob at State House last week to continue discussions on the strengthening of cooperation between the UN and SADC, possibly through the establishment of a UN regional office for southern Africa, focusing on peace and security issues. UN on page 2 Photo: Emmency Nuukala. Agreeing to disagree… Retiring UN assistant secretary-general for political affairs Tayé- Brook Zerihoun shakes hands with President Hage Geingob at State House in Windhoek. Only 13 landless applicants resettled in Otjozondjupa Albertina Nakale Windhoek The Otjozondjupa Regional Resettlement Committee last year recommended only 13 applications for resettlement out of a whopping 12,054 applications received. Otjozondjupa Governor Otto Ipinge, who delivered his state of the region address last week, said after the evaluation of the more than 12,000 applications for resettlement, it was found that only 13 applications were ultimately recommended, approved and allocated by the Ministry of Land Reform. OTJOZONDJUPA on page 2 Inside Today Air Namibia told to find own resources for July The Ministry of Works and Transport has informed Air Namibia that government was unable to pay any subsidy to the company this month and urged the airline to find its own funding for key monthly expenditures, such as the lease of planes. Page 3 SADC eyes energy investment as industrialisation agenda gathers momentum The energy situation in southern Africa is expected to come under the spotlight when the region convenes a high-level ministerial workshop and investment conference in Swaziland to discuss energy infrastructure. Page 9 Photo: Emmency Nuukala Up in arms… Nafinu led demonstrations at the SME Bank last week Tuesday before liquidators announced the termination of all 208 employees’ contracts. Kapofi and Simataa threaten to sue union leader Zamuee Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Lawyers representing Presidential Affairs Minister Frans Kapofi and Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa have demanded a formal apology from the general-secretary of the Namibia Financial Institutions Union (Nafinu), Asnath Zamuee, for allegedly suggesting they looted money from the recently liquidated SME Bank. Zamuee purportedly made the remarks when she led demonstrations by workers at the bank on Tuesday last week. It is understood lawyers Sisa Namandje & Co wrote to Zamuee demanding that the unionist unconditionally and publicly retract remarks that portrayed the two government officials in a bad light. “You publicly and yet gratuitously made defamatory allegations against our clients by expressly LEADER on page 2 Pretorius dies in Walvis Bay WINDHOEK Veteran politician and former Member of Parliament Jacobus Willem Pretorius, popularly known as Kosie, died in Walvis Bay on Friday morning at the age of 81. The late Pretorius had moved to the coastal town after retiring from active politics in June 2013. During his time in politics Pretorius served as a member of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted and adopted Namibia’s Constitution after the country’s pre-independence election in November 1989. PRETORIUS on page 2 Late Kosie Pretorius 2018 ApplicAtions Now Online All prospective UNAM students are encouraged to use online application. For detailed information and closing dates visit: http://unam.edu.na/apply-to-unam/2018 www.unam.edu.na New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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